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Cold War Drill

Type: Sound

CBC assesses damage and results of Tocsin B nuclear attack simulation exercise.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 11-12: The Cold War - Civil Defense or Nuclear Disarmament? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Compares and contrasts the positions of civil defense and nuclear disarmament.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: What Was the Cold War About? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students explore a CBC Archives website to gather some first impressions and background information on the Cold War era and its impact on Canadian society and politics.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 9-10: The Cold War - Planning for Survival - For Teachers

Type: Document

Investigates government and personal measures taken in order to ensure survival in the event of a nuclear war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Type: Film and Video

Canadian politicians react to President Kennedy's speech reporting the crisis caused by the Soviet Union placing ballistic missiles in Cuba.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

WebQuest Exercise: Grades 6-12: Timeline of Cold War Events - For Teachers

Type: Document

Best suited for senior students, this task involves developing a timeline of some of the major events of the Cold War and indicating how Canada was involved or affected by them. May be modified for younger students.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Cold War Culture: The Nuclear Fear of the 1950s and 1960s

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

With superpowers in the east and west testing powerful new weapons, the Canadian race for self-preservation took off in the early 1950s. The rising of the Iron Curtain intensified the threat of mass destruction, as communication between the Americans and Soviets came to a screeching halt. In this volatile new world, Canadians fretted about fallout shelters and the government prepared to go underground.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Assignment: Grades 6-8: Canadian Young People and the Cold War - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students reflect on and discuss how the Cold War affected the lives of young people in Canada, both at home and in school.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation